Worms developer Team17 announced today that they are working with indie developer team Italic Pig to bring us the fast-paced, puzzle-platformer Schrodinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark. A catastrophe has occurred at the Particle Zoo, and anthropomorphized physics particles (leptons, gluons, bosons, etc.) have escaped from their natural environments! It’s up to Schrodinger’s Cat to subdue the chaos through the use of his army of quarks, creating temporary matter (drills, grenades, platforms) to outsmart the release particles. Schrodinger’s Cat will bring lots of replayability, as there are multiple routes to take and different ways to defeat your enemies.
Italic Pig’s director Kevin Beimers is a huge fan of physics, but recognizes that many people can’t get into the subject because it’s generally viewed as a dull topic or is presented as a set of very complex ideas. To circumvent this problem, the team has set out to make Schrodinger’s Cat “an exciting adventure at a subatomic scale that will inspire scientists and non-scientists alike.” At its core, the game is an adventure game that everyone can play, but Beimers hopes to give players a reason to “think inside the box,” and hopefully inspire them to look at physics in a different light.
Schrodinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is set to release in Q3 of 2014 on Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux users. A mobile port for both Android and iOS phones is anticipated shortly thereafter.